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This Supreme Court Will Decide the Fate of the Voting Rights Act
A case before the Supreme Court directly challenges a key provision of the VRA that protects people of color from discrimination.
Jeanine Abrams McLean
September 23, 2022
David Leonhardt’s Centrist Nostalgia Won’t Save Democracy
Jim Crow wasn’t an exception—but a model for the future.
September 14, 2022
Biden vs. Newsom on Farmworkers’ Right To Vote
In a heated debate over farmworker voting rights, California’s governor refuses to sign a bill to make it easier for workers to win union recognition.
September 13, 2022
Can Stacey Abrams Turn the Tide in Georgia?
Despite years of laying the groundwork, she’s trailing in the gubernatorial election. Will Georgia’s discouraged voters rise again to lift the nation?
July 19, 2022
Voting Isn’t Enough. Our Democracy Requires Radical Reform.
Our country is in the midst of a legitimacy crisis, with the Supreme Court at the heart of it. Here’s how we can fix it.
Representative Ilhan Omar
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July 13, 2022
We Still Need Electoral Organizing
Preserving some form of democratic government two years from now depends in part on keeping Republicans from taking over Congress this year.
June 13, 2022
Young People in Georgia Can Change Our Future
We can’t sit out of the 2022 elections. That’s why we formed the state chapter of Voters of Tomorrow for Georgia.
June 9, 2022
South Dakota Voters Just Crushed the GOP’s Antidemocratic Scheme
By a 2-1 margin, voters defeated the aggressive effort, backed by billionaire Charles Koch, to undermine direct democracy.
June 3, 2022
Dr. Oz’s Senate Campaign May Come Back to Haunt Us After All
The doctor turned GOP candidate has thrown his weight behind an absurd but crucial lawsuit that could weaken voting rights in frightening ways.
April 14, 2022
The Herschel Walker Senate Campaign Is an Insult to Black People
Georgia Republicans have embraced Walker because they think any old Black person will do when it comes to their cynical strategy for defeating Raphael Warnock.